New 2.93 iMac hard drive speed

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nickcliborne, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. nickcliborne macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Location:
    Nut house
    #1
    Has anyone cracked open the new iMac with a 640Gb hard drive? Just wondering what the current speed drive they are using.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    #2
    It's a stock standard 3.5" 7200rpm HDD. iMac's have used them since at least 2003 except for the very first G5 iMac which used a 5400rpm 40GB drive at the very bottom end. The rest of the drives were 7200rpm.
     
  3. nickcliborne thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Location:
    Nut house
  4. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    #4
    I know it doesn't exactly relate to the model you're purchasing, but I thought I'd mention that my 3.06GHz/1TB iMac shipped with a Western Digital Caviar Black, which I was pleasantly surprised about :)
     
  5. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
  6. sanshoku macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    #6
    Unfortunately, its the WD Caviar Blue.
     
  7. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #7
    I've read that the Black only performs about 5% faster than the Blue.
     

Share This Page